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ABC
Dec 2, 2013 5:30pm PST
names up in the air, perhaps as early as 2015, shooting real estate, making deliveries, policing cities and watching the border, it could be chaos in the skies. case in point, this unauthorized drone flight over new york city skyscrapers stayed up for less than three minutes before crunching into the city sidewalk. these drones currently fly only 20 to 45 minutes. gps can get blocked in urban areas. its hard for drones to avoid moving objects like cars or people, and they're difficult for other aircraft to see. at purdue university today, they are developing just the kind of drones that would fit the amazon scenario. >> we've crashed the first three times we took off. >> reporter: sometimes it's as simple as drifting off course which could mean your gift delivery goes to your neighbor's house. even then, who is going to ring the doorbell? jim avila, abc news, washington. >>> notes from overseas tonight, in the ukraine a victory for protestors who want a stronger alliance with the west. some 300,000 people took to the streets of kiev, angry that their president has backed out of a trade
ABC
Dec 3, 2013 5:30pm PST
. terry moran, abc news. >>> and it is official tonight, detroit is now the largest american city in history to declare bankruptcy. in a landmark ruling today a judge called it a chance at a fresh start for the once proud city now facing $18 billion in debt. the judge clearing the way for bankruptcy and for cutting pensions for city workers, and as a result, this was the scene outside the courthouse. protestors with a message about the spirit of detroit and a plea to keep the pensions intact. >>> and we're talking about jobs in america in a lot of ways tonight. our made in america team is back now with a december to remember. we have learned tonight that the average american shopper has already spent $407 on holiday gifts, so what if we all just bought one gift, made in america, how many thousands of new jobs could we create. the head of the team, david muir with some help kicking off made in america christmas. >> when you say kicking off we mean it. this was help in ways i could not have imagined. tonight something different as we heard on the streets as we began to answer that q
ABC
Dec 4, 2013 5:30pm PST
to a radioactive waste storage facility not far from mexico city. on monday at 2:00 a.m., two armed men confronted the drivers at a remote gas station. the gunmen then took off with the truck and its cargo. authorities don't know who they are or if they even knew the radioactive material was on board. >> you could get a lethal dose in just a few minutes from being exposed to this source. >> reporter: u.s. officials have long been worried that stolen radioactive material could be used to make a so-called dirty bomb. if the company balt in the stolen truck had been combined with a conventional explosive, it could release harmful radiation. >> this is material that could be used, if used properly, in a very dangerous dirty bomb. they need to know how to handle the material without giving themselves incapacitating doses. >> reporter: the threat is focused on daily. it's part of the reason why there are radiation detection devices at the border. large drive through scanners and portable scanners worn by customs officials. according to a 2007 national study, a half a billion tons of radioactive material
ABC
Dec 6, 2013 5:30pm PST
. >> there are flashes. >> reporter: back in the city the driver of this little rock bus nearly lost it on a slick road. families stuck at home, or in their cars, stuck on the roads. >> it has to be bad if the medical school closes. >> reporter: justin roberts says this shouldn't be happening in the south. he had no gloves or boots and was using an old license plate to scrape the ice off his car. >> they did warn us but when it hits, it hits. and i guess nobody really is ready for it when it comes. >> reporter: this is what families are up against, cities without the resources to clear the streets. all day long, and we saw one lonely snowplow. over in texas, the weight of the ice and snow brought down the roof of this marina, they cancelled the dallas marathon, our mike boettcher is there and says thousands of families still in the dark. >> a seven hour ice storm left more than 200,000 homes in dallas without power. the culprit? a thick coat of ice on limbs, they snapped and brought down power lines all around the metroplex. >> reporter: tonight utility crews brought in from other states before the sto
ABC
Dec 5, 2013 6:30pm EST
in 1990, nelson mandela set foot in america for the very first time. an 8 city tour starting in new york. it was magical. it was as if malcolm and martin were still alive and the nets had won the world series all in new york all in one day. mandela spoke at yankee stadium. >> you now know who i am. i am a yankee! >> reporter: for many then as now it wasn't so much his or tear skills but the aur ra of his story that inspired. a story so familiar and inter twined with america, and still so very painful. the anti-apartheid protest of the 80s cap vated a new generation on colleges and communities. amidst the demonstrations demanding dye vestment in south africa here was the on going violence there in townships. it took the story of one man to help america better understand the struggle of one nation. mandela reminded the world reconciliation was more powerful than revenge. forgiveness is a gift to be given. the boldness of his vision empowered america. >> i said didn't you hate those people once they let you go? he said briefly they did but when i was walking out of my compound i said to mys
ABC
Dec 6, 2013 6:30pm EST
families are up against, cities without the resources to clear the streets. all day long, and we saw one lonely snowplow. over in texas, the weight of the ice and snow brought down the roof of this marina, they cancelled the dallas marathon, our mike boettcher is there and says thousands of families still in the dark. >> a sevenen hour ice storm lef more than 200,000 homes in dallas without power. the culprit? a thick coat of ice on limbs, they snapped and brought down power lines all around the metroplex. >> reporter: tonight utility crews brought in from other states before the storm are working overtime to remove the branches and repair the lines. these freezing temperatures aren't going anywhere any time soon, so this is going to stick around for a bit. the worst of this storm now heading north and east, greeting the residents of the ohio river valley tonight. diane. >> all right, steve osunsami out in the cold. as steve said, thousands of power lines across the country are laird in ice, even one inch can be dangerous for an outage. abc's weather editor ginger zee is tracking the pow
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